CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Section I. General
1-1 Purpose. This technical manual (TM) describes the operation and maintenance of the fuel oil system on Water
Purification Barges. Differences between Barge 1 and other barges are noted in appropriate paragraphs and figures.
Otherwise, information pertains to all barges. Information on other installed systems is in TM55-1930-209-14 & P-1 thru
P-7 and P-9 thru P-17. TM 55-1930-209-14 & P-18 and TM 55-1930-209-14&P-20 contains appendices common to all
TM's. Location of major barge components is shown in Figure 1-1.
1-2 Scope. The fuel system onboard (Figure 1-2) provides fuel oil for two 155 kW diesel ship service generators
(SSG's), a 20 kW ship auxiliary generator (SAG), two Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) high-pressure
(HP) pump diesel engines, and a fueling station for the barge workboat.
1-3 Warranties and guarantees. Warranty/guarantee information is contained in Chapter 7.
1-4 Maintenance forms and records. Required maintenance forms and records are explained in DA PAM 738-750, The
Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
1-5 Destruction of Army materiel to prevent enemy use. This shall be as directed in TM 750-244-3.
1-6 Storage. For storage of this system, refer to Chapter 5.
Section II. Description and data
1-7 Description. The fuel oil system provides a centralized receiving, storage and distribution system for diesel fuel
used for barge operations. This includes diesel engine fuel for three generators, two HP pumps, and the workboat.
Major components are listed in Table 1-1 and a block diagram of the fuel oil system is shown In Figure 1-2. System
installation is shown in drawings referenced in Appendix A.
1-7.1 System Capabilities. Pump and tank capacities are stated in gallons (gal), pounds per square Inch (psi), and flow
capacities in gallons per minute (gpm) or gallons per hour (gph).
1-8 Capabilities. This system provides fuel for about 7 days when barge Is operating 24 hours a day. The system
provides fuel for about 21 days when the barge is operating 8 hours a day.